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March 24/99 11:42 am - The Unknown Rider, Setmana Catalana, Normandy

Posted by Editor on 03/24/99

Who Was That Rider?

We just received an interesting e-mail from Leigh Hobson. You remember Leigh - the Canadian who crashed and cracked her collarbone in New Zealand a few weeks ago? Well, about a week later she showed up on the results for the Redlands Classic stage race. We thought that this was pretty unusual, given the injury she had suffered, however, it was in the official results so we posted it. Leigh informed us that she was NOT at the race, and that probably someone else took her spot on the team. That's fine - but how did this mysterious rider get into the results as Leigh Hobson! The organizers and officials (not to mention the team involved) should have caught this, shouldn't they? I know - maybe there is a new 'designated rider rule' in effect...

Setmana Catalana, Spain

Stage 3 - Castello to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 177 km

1 Bruno Boscardin (Sui) Team Post Swiss 4:29:33
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom at 4:08
3 Manuel Sanroma (Esp) Fuenlabrada
4 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
5 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Vini Caldirola
6 Angel Edo (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca
7 Cristian Bianchini (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil4.08
8 Ramon Medina (Esp) Vitalicio Seguros
9 Julian Dean (NZL) US Postal Service
10 Jose Luis Rubiera (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca


1 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca 13:02:38
2 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Festina-Lotus
3 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
4 Claus Michael Muller (Den) TVM-Farm Frites all s.t.
5 Angel Edo (Esp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 0:06
6 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
7 David Etxebarria (Esp) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
8 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
9 Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas
10 Udo Bolts (Ger) Telekom all s.t.

Tour of Normandy, France

Stage 2 - Forges-les-Eaux to Elboeuf, 151 km

1 Damien Nazon (Fra) La Française des Jeux 3:44:09
2 Jay Sweet (Aus) Big Mat-Auber 93
3 Rudy Kemma (Ned) Batavus
4 Saulius Ruskis (Lit) Saint Quentin-Oktos
5 Christian Heule (Sui) Ericsson-Villiger all s.t.


1 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) Team Chicky World 8:28:19
2 Saulius Ruskis (Lit) Saint Quentin-Oktos at 0:09
3 Carlo Meneghetti (Fra) V.C. Roubaix 0:39
4 Thierry Gouvenou (Fra) Big Mat-Auber 93 0:40
5 Paul Van Schalen (Ned) Batavus 0:53


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